FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Are CASC-OR rules the same as SCCA other than allowing the Honda engine?
Other than the spec Toyo Tires the rulebook is basically identical.

Are the F1600s grouped with other cars?
No, the F1600s run in their own group.

Are there test days on the Friday leading into each event?
For most events, yes. Canadian Tire Motorsport Park organizes the test days prior to their weekends. The same is true for events at Shannonville Motorsport Park and Calabogie Motorsports Park.

How are car numbers issued for visiting racers if their numbers are in use by Ontario drivers?
Competitors who have non-registered numbers shall, where appropriate, add "1" as a prefix to the number already on the car.

Competitors who do not have CASC-OR registered numbers are not eligible for Championship Series points. They shall be assigned a number by the registrar when they enter the Event to avoid duplication within a race group.

How old must a driver be to race in the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series?
A 15 year-old may apply for a Junior Regional Automobile Race Licence subject to the following conditions; All applicants must have achieved their 15 birthday – no exceptions, produce a valid karting licence issued by ASN Canada FIA or an ASN-affiliated kart club, and proof of competing in at least two full seasons of ASN-sanctioned kart racing, have successfully completed an ASN-recognised race driving school, and have passed the normal ASN medical examination for a first-time application.

If I am from the USA and want to try the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series will my U.S. racing license be recognized?
If you are a U.S. resident, race licenses issued by SCCA and some other U.S. sanctioning bodies will be recognized. Please consult the CASC-OR to confirm your sanctioning body is on the approved list. However to be scored in the championship you must hold a CASC-OR license and be registered in the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship Series.  (If a license is held from somewhere else, CASC-OR will assign a license at a reduced cost).

If I have any further questions, who should I talk to?
You can reach out to any of our steering committee members or officials. The contact info is available on the contact page, if they cannot answer your questions themselves they will put you in touch with someone who can.

Is there tire service at the track?
Yes, there is always a series supporter tire company that offers mounting and balancing at the track. It is however recommended you order your tires from Toyo before the weekend to be sure you have a supply.

What is the Can Am Cup?
The CanAm cup is one race during our season that is chosen as our annual flagship race. It is a regular points race but a special award is given to the driver who wins it.

What is the typical weekend race schedule?
The normal weekend features an early morning practice session, usually 10 minutes, then a qualifying session of 20 minutes and an afternoon race of ~20 minutes on Saturday followed by a two ~20 minute races on Sunday.

Why is the Toyo Tires F1600 Championship so highly ranked among Formula Ford series around the world?
Several reasons, firstly, we are an all Formula Ford grid, that means no mixing of classes with different cars and performance . We have an excellent support program, with our own tire supplier, continued parts supplier (BWM), series officials whom are dedicated to us and make sure things run smoothly and keep us up to date. Our timing and scoring representative actually hands out our results to the competitors within minutes of the sessions. We also have a dedicated paddock which promotes a great camaraderie among the competitors and teams . We have several social gatherings during the season. The Toyo Tires F1600 Championship also boasts a fantastic alumni with several of our past drivers going on to great success.